The writerly ramblings of Christina Delia. Did you know that "arcade nihilist" is an anagram for "Christina Delia"?? It's true!
I am a published writer, but in my estimation, not nearly enough as I should be. Here you can read about my writers block, writing triumphs, and how I really should be writing more.
Philadelphia Stories Interview
Recently my story "Rainy Day" was published in the Forgotten Philadelphia anthology by PS Books. I was very pleased to be interviewed for the PS Books blog by Chara Kramer.
In life and in art, I believe it all comes down to one word BALANCE. Sometimes it gets a little overwhelming...a writer's vertigo. I know one thing: I am the least wobbly when I am writing. When things are going well, it's all little leaps and pirouettes.
So I started this blog years ago, and here we are again. I find that the greatest people, places and ideas of my life are worth revisiting. It's absolutely true what Alan Lightman wrote in Einstein's Dreams: "Time is a circle."
Which brings to mind lines from a beloved Tori Amos song: "Circles and circles and circles againThe girl's in circles got to stop spinning"
-Tori Amos- "Cloud on My Tongue-
Well, here's the truth: writers never stop spinning. Spinning tales, spinning around in circles. When I was a kid, I did that endlessly...spinning around as fast as I could was the best.
It's good to spin around. It's also good to get somewhere. Move with the wind, but at your own pace.
I talk fast, I move fast. But I take my time with what's truly important. Writing is essential. Lifeblood. It's carried me through. It's saved me time and again, brought me back to myself, to who and what I love and need.